Ministers, MPs and Mayors Partner to Deliver for the Region at Biannual SHOROC Leaders’ Forum

Pushing ahead with fixing the roads and public transport of the northern beaches and north shore, planning for the future of northern Sydney, creating more local jobs and local government reform were the key points discussed at the SHOROC Leaders’ Forum of NSW Members of Parliament and Mayors. The Hon Brad Hazzard MP, The Hon Rob Stokes MP and Mr Jonathan O’Dea MP met with the SHOROC Board of Mayors and General Managers from Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah…

Have your say on EIS – Stage 2 RMS roadworks around the Northern Beaches Hospital

The NSW Government is planning to invest $400 million on road upgrades around the new Northern Beaches Hospital with work planned to be completed in time for the hospital opening. The SHOROC councils have been calling for many years for these upgrades, including grade separation at the intersections of Warringah Road with Wakehurst Parkway and Forest Way and […]

Regional Roads Identified As Amongst Worst In Australia, Congestion Coming At Huge Cost to Economy

The major roads of the SHOROC region have once again been identified as high on the list of the Australia’s worst, with congestion coming at a huge economic cost to Sydney and Australia.

A national audit of the country’s infrastructure by Infrastructure Australia identified Warringah Road and Mona Vale Road as two of the top five costliest corridors to the Australian economy, while Transport for NSW has identified the Spit/Military Road corridor as the most congested in Sydney.

“We all know how bad these corridors are,” said SHOROC President and Mosman Mayor Cr Peter Abelson.

“This latest study demonstrates the huge economic impact of congestion on our local roads, reinforcing the urgency of investment to fix the congestion for the long term”.

The priorities are…

Commit to a Dee Why to Chatswood Bus Rapid Transit Route so we can get on with Business

Business and councils are calling on government to commit to including a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route from Dee Why to Chatswood in the Northern Beaches Transport Plan to reduce congestion and create local jobs.

Congestion is hurting local businesses, meaning loss of local jobs and putting pressure on future job creation.

SHOROC supports the NSW Government’s Northern Beaches Transport Action Plan, which includes $633 million for a Mona Vale to the city Bus Rapid Transit, Warringah Road upgrades and feasibility studies for a Northern Beaches tunnel.

“The missing pieces of the Northern Beaches Transport Plan that are key to addressing this congestion are a Warringah Road Bus Rapid Transit route and progressing the tunnel linking the region with the CBD.”

Members of the NSW Business Chamber in the Sydney North region are also calling for a Warringah Road Bus Rapid Transit route that will allow them to get on with growing their businesses.